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Credit

Course #

Course Title

Prerequisites and Notes

.5

8121

English 9-1

 

.5

8122

English 9-2

English 9-1 or teacher recommendation.

.5

5121

Honors English 9-1

Student must meet required criteria for enrollment. 

.5

5122

Honors English 9-2

Honors English 9-1 with a grade of C or above.

1

5125/5126

Honors English 9-1/9-2/AVID (studnts applying for AVID should register for 5125/5126 Honors English 9-1 and 9-2/AVID)

Full year course.  Credit .5 per semester.  Applications process (please see criteria found in the Academic Enrichment Opportunities section).

.5

8131

English 10-1

English 9-1 and 9-2 or Honors English 9-1 and 9-2 or teacher recommendation.

.5

8132

English 10-2

English 10-1 or teacher recommendation.

.5

5131

Honors English 10-1

English 9-1 and 9-2 with an average grade of A- or above and a teacher recommendation or Honors English 9-1 and 9-2 with a grade of C or above.

.5

5132

Honors English 10-2

Honors English 10-1 with a grade of C or above.

.5

8145

American Literature and

Composition 1

English 10-1 and 10-2 or Honors 10-1 and 10-2 or teacher recommendation.

.5

8146

American Literature and

Composition 2

American Literature and Composition 1 or teacher recommendation.

 

.5

8147

World Literature and Composition 1

American Literature and Composition 1 and 2 or teacher recommendation.

.5

8148

World Literature and Composition 2

American Literature and Composition 1 and 2 or teacher recommendation.

.5

8105 

Oral Comm-Public Speaking

Alternating years.  Will be offered in 2017-18. 

.5

8107

Introduction to Theater Arts

This course does not meet NCAA core course requirements.

.5

8143

Creative Writing 1

English 9-1 and 9-2 or Honors English 9-1 and

9-2.

.5

8144

Creative Writing 2

Creative Writing 1.

.5

8111

Greek & Roman Mythology

English 9-1 and 9-2 or Honors English 9-1 and

9-2.

.5 each

8113 / 8114

Journalism

English 9-1 and 9-2 or Honors English 9-1 and

9-2.

.5

8140

Intro to College Writing

English 10-1 and 10-2 or Honors 10-1 and 10-2.

1

5156 / 5157

AP English Literature and Composition

English 10-1 and 10-2 with an average grade of A- or above and a teacher recommendation or Honors English 10-1 and 10-2 with an average grade of B- or above.  This course may have associated fees.

.5

5159

Introduction to Literature (CIS) /

12th Grade Honors English

University of Minnesota requires that student taking this course be in decile 1-3.  See course description for specific English credit requirements.  See the Academic Enrichment Opportunities for additional information.

ENGLISH 9-1                                           

Students in this course will:

  • Begin establishing a grammatical base to expand on during high school.
  • Review parts of speech.
  • Construct written works by following a process of prewriting, drafting, revising and editing.
  • Evaluate non-fiction writing and works of fiction.
    • Read, analyze and critique literature from a variety of cultures and perspectives.

       

ENGLISH 9-2                                         

Students in this course will:

  • Expand grammar instruction.
  • Study basic sentence structure.
  • Construct written works by following a process of prewriting, drafting, revising and editing.
  • Read, analyze, and critique literature from a variety of cultures and perspectives.
  • Prepare and present a speech.


      

HONORS ENGLISH 9-1

This course may be taken in place of English 9–1.

Students in this course will:

  • Generate ideas for self-selected topics in essay writing.
  • Construct essays and other written works by following a process of prewriting, drafting, revising and editing.
  • Research and analyze information to be presented orally to a group using proper voice, poise, eye contact and diction.
  • Read, analyze and critique literature (accelerated pacing) from a variety of cultures and perspectives.
  • Participate in literature circles which extend vocabulary, develop the understanding of literary devices, and encourage inquiry and self-directed learning.
  • Discuss advanced concepts or abstract ideas that require high level thinking skills.
  • Analyze patterns and relationships of ideas, topics, or themes.
  • Complete mandatory summer reading.

This honors course is designed to challenge the needs of highly motivated and capable students in the subject area of literature and composition. 


HONORS ENGLISH 9-2

This course may be taken in place of English 9–2.

Students in this course will:

  • Expand on the Honors English 9-1 curriculum.

 


 HONORS ENGLISH 9-1 / AVID

This course may be taken in place of English 9–1.

Students in this course will:

  • Engage in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, tutor-facilitated study groups, motivational activities and academic success skills including note-taking, learning logs, reflective and essay writing.. 
  • Generate ideas for self-selected topics in essay writing, and construct essays and other written works by following a process of prewriting, drafting, revising and editing.
  • Increase their awareness of their personal contributions to their learning, as well as their involvement in their school and community as an AVID Ambassador.
  • Research and analyze information to be presented orally to a group using proper voice, poise, eye contact and diction.
  • Read, analyze and critique literature (accelerated pacing) from a variety of cultures and perspectives.
  • Work in collaborative settings, learn how to participate in collegial discussions and use sources to support their ideas and opinions.
  • Participate in Socratic Discussions which extend vocabulary, develop deeper understanding of texts, and encourages inquiry and collaborative learning.
  • Discuss advanced concepts or abstract ideas that require high level thinking skills.  Analyze patterns and relationships of ideas, topics, or themes.
  • Complete mandatory summer reading.
  • Participate in college-bound activities including goal setting, college and career planning.

 

 This honors course is designed to challenge the needs of highly motivated and capable students in the subject area of literature and composition. 


HONORS ENGLISH 9-2 / AVID
This course may be taken in place of English 9–2.

 Students in this course will:

  • Expand on the AVID Honors English 9-1 curriculum.

ENGLISH 10-1

Students in this course will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to write for a variety of academic purposes and situations.
  • Interpret fiction and nonfiction selections from a variety of perspectives.
  • Read/view various forms of literature to develop an understanding of self and others.
  • Analyze, interpret, draw conclusions and question literary devices.
  • Listen in order to form opinions.
  • Discuss critically given works of literature.
  • Prepare and present a speech.

     

ENGLISH 10-2.

Students in this class will:

  • Expand on English 10-1 curriculum.

 


HONORS ENGLISH 10-1

This course may be taken in place of English 10-1.


Students in this course will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to write for a variety of academic purposes and situations.
  • Interpret fiction and nonfiction selections from a variety of perspectives.
  • Read/view various forms of literature to develop an understanding of self and others.
  • Analyze, interpret, draw conclusions, and question literary devices.
  • Listen in order to form opinions, make recommendations and persuade others about fiction and nonfiction.
  • Discuss given works of literature.
  • Complete mandatory summer reading.

This honors course is designed to challenge the needs of highly motivated and capable students in the subject area of literature and composition. 


HONORS ENGLISH 10-2
This course may be taken in place of English 10-2.

Students in this class will:

  • Expand on Honors English 10-1 curriculum.

     

AMERICAN LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION 1

Students in this course will:

  • Read a variety of representative selections from American literature.
  • Read historical fiction to analyze cultural expressions of a historical era.
  • Trace significant themes in the development of literature in theUnited States.
  • Improve writing skills.
  • Improve speaking skills.
  • Analyze and interpret literary works using literary elements, author information, and historical context to determine meaning and purpose.

 


 AMERICAN LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION 2

Students in this course will:

  • Expand on American Literature and Composition 1 curriculum.

 


 WORLD LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION 1

Students in this course will:

  • Read literature fromEngland, Europe, and theAmericas.
  • Relate literary selections to the cultures from which they originate.
  • Relate literary selections to self and the real world.
  • Present literary analyses.
  • Participate meaningfully in discussions of selected works.

 


 WORLD LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION 2

Students in this course will:

  • Read literature from Africa, Asia and theMiddle East.
  • Expand on the World Literature and Composition 1 curriculum.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS-PUBLIC SPEAKING

Students in this course will:

  • Pursue their interests and experiences in the area of public speaking and self-expression
  • Increase their expertise in public communication.
  • Prepare and deliver a variety of speeches.
  • Improve organization, research, writing and public speaking skills.
  • Analyze and improve communication, problem solving, interpersonal and listening skills.

 


INTRODUCTION TO THEATER ARTS

This course will be offered in the 2018-19 school year.



CREATIVE WRITING 1

Students in this class will:

  • Produce writing in a variety of genres.
  • Revise a variety of written works.
  • Develop criteria for judging their own written works and the works of others. 
  • Criticize constructively the writing of fellow class members.
  • Utilize conventional literary techniques.
  • Evaluate the literary techniques or merits of the works under study.
     
     

CREATIVE WRITING 2

Students will continue the established practices of Creative Writing I by generating multiple drafts of original prose and poetry.  However, students will select only three of the following original Creative Writing genres on which to focus

their efforts for submission to chosen college scholarships and professional publications:

  • Autobiographical Essay (or Personal Narrative)
  • Descriptive Essay
  • Poetry (Ballad, Italian sonnet, English sonnet, Villanelle, Light Verse, Blank Verse or Free Verse)
  • Short Story
  • Historical Fiction
  • One Act Play

     

GREEK & ROMAN MYTHOLOGY

Students in this course will:

  • Explore the beginnings of Greek and Roman Mythology.
  • Compare the role of Greek/Roman mythology from ancient times to the present. 
  • Explore the use of mythology in today’s society.

 


JOURNALISM

   8113 – One Semester               

   8114 – Additional Semester

Note:  Students may take more than one semester of this course.   These course numbers are not semester specific.  All students wishing to take this course should enter 8113 first for one semester, then 8114 for an additional semester, etc.

Students in this course will:

  • Study the history, rights, limitations, and ethical responsibilities of the press.
  • Use the writing process to create articles for possible publication in the school newspaper.
  • Practice layout and editing skills while publishing the school newspaper.
  • Learn newspaper design, photography and advertising.
  • Have an opportunity to write for student newspaper.

     

INTRO TO COLLEGE WRITING

This course is recommended for students planning to attend a four year college and has been designed for students who have not taken AP English.

 

Students will write for a variety of academic purposes and for a variety of audiences.
Students in this course will:

  • Examine grammar and usage as it relates to writing.
  • Write for a variety of academic purposes.
  • Write for a variety of audiences.
  • Analyze patterns and relationships of ideas, topics or themes.
  • Construct support for a position, argument, plan or idea.
  • Evaluate an idea, topic, or theme based on criteria.
  • Manipulate abstract thoughts in writing situations.
  • Demonstrate in academic essays the process of critical thinking – which is developing an opinion and supporting it logically.
  • Discuss their own writing with their peers.
  • Follow steps of the writing process: prewriting, composing, re-writing, final revision, and editing.

 


 

** ADVANCED PLACEMENT OFFERING**

See the General Information-Academic Enrichment Opportunities section for an explanation and expectations of  the AP Program. 

 AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION SEQUENCE

 

Student must register for both semesters

Course Numbers:  5156 and 5157 

Students enrolling in this course are expected to take the AP English Literature and Composition Exam.

AP English is a challenging course meant to be similar in scope to a freshman college course.  Students enrolling in this course should be avid readers who are willing to devote time to homework and study.  Students who pass the AP test in May have the opportunity to earn college credit.

This course may be taken in place of American Literature and Composition 1 and 2.   

Fees:  This course may have associated fees.

Students in this course will:

  • Read critically a variety of representative selections from American Literature.
  • Read historical fiction to analyze cultural expressions of an historical era.
  • Trace significant themes in the development of literature in theUnited States.
  • Analyze and interpret poetry and literary works using literary elements, author information and historical context to determine meaning and purpose.
  • Prepare for and engage in lively discussions of complex texts.
  • Generate pieces of writing that meet the demands of the Advance Placement Exam in English Literature and Composition.
  • Take the AP exam in May.
  • Read a selected book over the summer.

 


 

¨COLLEGE COURSE OFFERING ¨

The English class that is offered for college credit is:

  • Introduction to Literature (U of M)

 

Prerequisite for all college English classes:

  • See page 6 for requirements and expectations.

 

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (CIS) / 12th GRADE HONORS ENGLISH

University of Minnesota Introduction to Literature course number EngL 1001W (receive 4 U of M credits upon course completion)

This course replaces the 8147 and 8148 World Literature 1 and 2 requirements. (*See additional credit requirement below)

Students in this course will:

  • Read and analyze a variety of stimulating and often controversial novels of 20th century fiction.
  • Explore literary meaning and intent through student led discussion.
  • Articulate literary interpretation and analysis in formal journals (no tests).

This is a University of Minnesota course; therefore, the content may be mature and/or controversial.

*Students taking Introduction to Literature are required to take an additional English elective course to fulfill credit requirements.